The incomparable Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 9, 1963 and she died on February 11, 2012.

Whitney: Remembering The Music Icon Through The Years (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. 1. Whitney Houston performing live in 1986 © Peter Mazel / Sunshine / Retna

1. Whitney Houston performing live in 1986 © Peter Mazel / Sunshine / Retna

2. 2. Whitney Houston and her mother Cissy Houston – 1970 – © Gary Czvekus – Retna Ltd

2. Whitney Houston and her mother Cissy Houston – 1970 – © Gary Czvekus – Retna Ltd

3. 3. Whitney Houston, Dion Warwick and Cissy Houston 1980′s © Larry Busacca / Retna

3. Whitney Houston, Dion Warwick and Cissy Houston 1980′s © Larry Busacca / Retna

4. Whitney Houston in 1987 at the Shrine Auditorium

Whitney Houston in 1987 at the Shrine Auditorium

5. 4. Whitney Houston and dad John in Philadelphia 1980′s. © Scott Weiner / Retna Ltd.

4. Whitney Houston and dad John in Philadelphia 1980′s. © Scott Weiner / Retna Ltd.

6. 5. Whitney Houston 1986 Photo/Neil Mathews © Retna Ltd.

5. Whitney Houston 1986 Photo/Neil Mathews © Retna Ltd.

7. 6. Whitney Houston at the Grammy Awards in the 1990′s © Larry Busacca / Retna UK

6. Whitney Houston at the Grammy Awards in the 1990′s © Larry Busacca / Retna UK

8. 7. Whitney Houston mid 1990′s © Busacca / Retna UK Credit all uses

7. Whitney Houston mid 1990′s © Busacca / Retna UK Credit all uses

9. Whitney Houston in 1993

Whitney Houston in 1993

10. 8. Whitney Houston with her mom Cicely Houston and music titan Clive Davis in 1998. (PR)

8. Whitney Houston with her mom Cicely Houston and music titan Clive Davis in 1998. (PR)

11. Whitney Houston at the American Music Awards in 1994

Whitney Houston at the American Music Awards in 1994

12. 9. AMFAR Season of Hope Awards Winter Garden, NYC 11/30/98 © Retna Ltd.

9. AMFAR Season of Hope Awards Winter Garden, NYC 11/30/98 © Retna Ltd.

13. 10. The Brit. Awards London Arena 1999 © Craig Barritt / Retna Ltd.

10. The Brit. Awards London Arena 1999 © Craig Barritt / Retna Ltd.

14. 11. Whitney Houston at the 17th Carousel Of Hope Ball Beverly Hilton Retna Ltd.

11. Whitney Houston at the 17th Carousel Of Hope Ball Beverly Hilton Retna Ltd.

15. Whitney Houston and then husband Bobby Brown in the 1990’s

Whitney Houston and then husband Bobby Brown in the 1990’s

16. 13. Whitney Houston performs for Good Morning America. 9/1/2009. © Derek Storm/Retna

13. Whitney Houston performs for Good Morning America. 9/1/2009. © Derek Storm/Retna

17. 14. Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi- Kristina at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011. (Pr)

14. Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi- Kristina at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011. (Pr)

18. 15. Whitney Houston at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011. (PrPhotos)

15. Whitney Houston at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011. (PrPhotos)

19. Whitney Houston in 2004 at “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” World Premiere.

Whitney Houston in 2004 at “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” World Premiere.

20. Whitney Houston with Bobbi Kristina and Bobby Brown in 2004 at “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” World Premiere

Whitney Houston with Bobbi Kristina and Bobby Brown in 2004 at “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” World Premiere

21. Whitney Houston at Clive Davis’ Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2007

Whitney Houston at Clive Davis’ Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2007

22. Whitney Houston at Clive Davis’ Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2008

Whitney Houston at Clive Davis’ Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2008

23. Whitney Houston in 2010

Whitney Houston in 2010

24. Whitney Houston at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011.

Whitney Houston at the Grammy’s Pre-Party in 2011.
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